Friday, January 3, 2014

Snowed-in Friday Random Ten

Well, there you have it.  We had the start of a snowstorm yesterday.  Said storm intensified overnight.  The result is that a lot of places closed early yesterday/last night, partly because of parking bans.  They were slow to open today, and some places never did.  (I know the library was closed all day today, so I made sure to make a reserved pickup before they closed yesterday.)  Today was a day off from work, which was closed.  I would have gone in otherwise, but, well, there's no fighting it.  The snow day did give me a chance to take note of the weird headline in the link.

1. Jimmy Smith - Mood Indigo
2. Jimi Hendrix Experience - I Don't Live Today
3. Lou Rawls - Lady Love
4. They Might Be Giants - You Probably Get That a Lot
5. Beck - Que Onda Guero
6. Pink Martini - Omide Zendegani
7. Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - We Are Normal
8. New Pornographers - We End Up Together
9. Imperial Teen - Hanging About
10. The Fiery Furnaces - Lost at Sea


susan said...

The same storm arrived here late Thursday and lasted through Friday. The powers that be closed the schools, cancelled bus services and also told the police to stay in their stations - no doughnut runs and only serious emergencies to be attended. I've noticed that despite Canada being blamed for cold it appears to me that all our truly bad weather comes from the south.

Nice FR10 (so far, so good?) with a few great oldies mixed with the newer and less familiar songs. I've always liked that one by Beck (neat having been able to see him too). We Are Normal is as relevant today as it was then.

Ben said...

I can't imagine cops down here being confined to their stations and actually announcing that fact. The assumption would be that it's an invitation to lawlessness. Which it would be, but with more people being stupid than being seriously criminal. And meteorology is more complex than most people realize, so you do have crazy stuff coming from the south.

"We Are Normal" is a great song. Both it and Love's "The Red Telephone" get their "we are normal and we want our freedom" line from Marat/Sade. That's intriguing.